[Novalug] hosed my server -- help!

Ken Kauffman kkauffman@headfog.com
Wed Aug 17 17:51:41 EDT 2011


I agree with Dan.  Boot to LiveCD and remove the symlinks on the
server file system.

Ken

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 00:26, Alan Grimes <agrimes@speakeasy.net> wrote:
> My server is in its 11th year of faithful service. It has served many
> roles during its life, now it's my server.
>
> Since it has somewhat limited memory capacity, limited by its
> northbridge, I decided to get cute and use busybox as the shell, as it
> is a lighter shell and takes advantage of shared memory for a number of
> common utilities which are built in, just like the good old days of
> Command.com. =)
>
> Anything that makes my system function more like a DOS machine makes me
> very happy. =)
>
> So my system has /bin/sh -> busybox and bin/bash.
>
> Unfortunately, my startup utilities which actually depend on /bin/bash,
> are written so that they make the stupid assumption that /bin/sh is
> always /bin/bash. =(
>
> So when I booted my machine, it failed to run it's critical startup
> scripts, most serious of which is the script which tells it to re-mount
> / in read-write mode so that I can either re-link the shell or try to
> track down all the buggy scripts and point them at the correct shell.
>
> I hate linux.
>
> In other news, I upgraded a netgear router on my LAN which was out of
> service and was outdated in all of its specifications with a new top of
> the line netgear router. I've started to play with IPv6.
>
> I wonder why adoption is so slow? I've been having a good experience
> with it so far, but then I don't have an IPv6 gateway yet. =\
>
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>
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